Exciting juvenile Hoss Amor earned a spell with a third stakes win in today’s listed Centenary Classic (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
Prepared at Randwick by John O’Shea, Hoss Amor was awarded the win in the Hampden Stakes last month before a second placing in The Phoenix Stakes and a win last start in the Lancaster Stakes.
Today she let her class do the talking – jumping from an outside barrier and then finding plenty after clearing away from her rivals in the home straight.
At the post she held a length and a quarter margin over Caliente and Saluter in an all Magic Millions finish.
Connections of the General Nediym filly were not surprisingly delighted with the impressive victory.
“The boss is away so he’ll be very chuffed,” stable representative Helen Smih said.
“You know John, he’s definitely always watching.”
“She’s done absolutely fantastic. She’s so well behaved for a two-year-old – we’ve been very lucky to have her.”
Winning rider Chris Munce was also impressed with the performance of Hoss Amor who jumped from barrier 11 in a field of 12 in the feature juvenile event.
“She was pretty courageous today,” the runaway Brisbane Premiership leader said.
“She dashed really quickly at the top of the corner and really sustained it.”
“She came out (of the barriers) pretty quiet and I just let her relax and she took her time getting across,” Munce added.
Hoss Amor, a filly by Magic Millions Classic winner General Nediym, was purchased by the Champion Thoroughbreds team for $100,000 at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
The youngster was bred and sold by the Liston family’s Three Bridges Thoroughbreds operation in Victoria and wisely Peter Liston retained a small interest.
From the family of recent Group One TJ Smith Stakes winning juvenile Sizzling, Hoss Amor is one of two winners for her dam, the Melbourne winning Favorite Trick mare With Love.
Successful at two, With Love is from the three time stakes winning juvenile Loving Cup and is therefore a half sister to Cuphill – the dam of kiwi stakes winner Celeris.
As well as Sizzling, the family also includes accomplished stakes winners Laudemio, Vintage Dance, Shy Hero, Pittance and Fullazz.
Winner: Hoss Amor
Breeding: General Nediym-With Love (Favorite Trick)
Race: Qld Tatt’s Centenary Classic LR (1400m)
Sold for: $100,000
Sale: 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor: Three Bridges Thoroughbreds
Buyer: Champion Thoroughbreds
Owner(s): Champion Hoss Bridges (Mgr: JP Abrahams), Number One Club, Red Eye, B Read, K Harris, K Bruce, R Bruce, I Mackay, Brown Dog & PJ Liston
Trainer: John O’Shea (Randwick)
PICS – Dan Costello.